Thursday, 29 March 2012

Nasi Ambeng @ Mat Corner in Selera Mahsuri, Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Bahru

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Mat Corner is the most popular stall in Selera Mahsuri. They do a brisk business from opening time at till about . Their hot seller is their nasi ambeng, so you have to come early for that.

Nasi ambeng originates from Java, Indonesia and it is a lot like nasi campur except that it is served as a standard set. The side dishes are pre-selected rather than selected by the customer.

The composition of the nasi ambeng set varies from stall to stall, and Mat Corner fans swear that this is the best in Johor Bahru.

At Mat Corner, the generous RM4.50 nasi ambeng set consists of fluffy white rice with a piece of freshly fried chicken, a fried salted fish, stir fried fresh green vegetables, tofu, fried spiced coconut shreds, and a piece of fried tempeh. These are served on a banana leaf topped with Mat Corner’s own special spicy sauce and a dash of sambal chili.

The good thing about Mat Corner is that all their dishes are freshly prepared. I was there before opening time and witnessed the frenzy in preparing all these varied dishes. Nasi ambeng connoisseurs told me that in Java it is served with a clump of mee goreng on the plate as well. So this was missing in Mat Corner’s version.

To me, the most striking thing about Mat Corner’s nasi ambeng is their sambal chili. It has that distinctive lemon grass aroma. The sambal is spicy and sweet with that peanutty texture and flavour.

Their special sambal enhances the taste of everything on the plate, which would otherwise taste rather ordinary.

->> For a balanced, tasty meal at an affordable price, Mat Corner's nasi ambeng is hard to beat.


Restaurant name: Mat Corner (stall in Selera Masuri)
Address: Off Jalan Padi Mahsuri (opposite SMK Bandar Baru Uda), Bandar Baru Uda
GPS: 1.494920,103.718823
Date visited: 27 Mar 2012

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  1. Yeah ! Nasi Ambeng Mat Corner among of the best in JB.

    You should try Nasi Ambeng in Kampung Pasir, specifically in Warung Mak Ram if I'm not mistaken. The other one is at around Wisma Abu Kasim also in Kampung Pasir at the corner of the shops. There have one stall which selling Nasi Ambeng.

    1. Thanks so much. I shall check out your recommendations :) Appreciate it.

  2. Sedapnya ^_^
    How go there if from Johor immigration or city square.....

  3. Memang terbaik la nasi ambang mat corner....


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